Still setting up shop, ironing out the kinks, fixing, formating and frakking around.
I'm updating my web site because it's horribly out of date, and it reminded me how much I dislike the necessary task of marketing myself. In this case I'll define that as writing promotional copy about myself, and developing what is the equivalent of the elevator pitch for a story. I don't find it easy… Continue reading Updating the web site
I succumbed to peer pressure and joined Facebook. I feel bad when things get too busy for me to keep up with people and now I can form networks with an even wider variety of people I can't keep current with. We'll see where it goes I guess. I was already found out of the… Continue reading Because LiveJournal, Blogger, LinkedIn and a web site aren’t enough
So far the only downside of my job is that I want to go to the company lunch room and socialize with my other workers. This isn't really a downside, except that it means I'm not reading or writing at lunch as I have with every other job in the past ten years. I have… Continue reading Distracted by the shit
One thing I neglected to mention is that I finally updated my web site to something more modern. I dumped the former table-dependent layout and went with XHTML and CSS. There are still a few bugs to work out in the stylesheet, but I think they're minor. Hopefully minor.
In my recent attempt to purchase the domain markladouceur.com, I found out that another Mark Ladouceur already owned it. I also found out that this other Mark Ladouceur is also a fiction writer who's published some short stories and is shopping around a first novel. What the hell are the chances of not just two… Continue reading What the hell are the chances?
Had the key to one of my ideas fall into place last week. This gives me the characters and plot for a fantasy novel that's been on the back burner for years. Got all the notes for it written, or at least all the ones I need for now. I've thought also this past week… Continue reading Writing update